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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Aug 24 2012

Tennis Channel's upgrade on Comcast stalled pending appeal

WASHINGTON Comcast Corp will not have to move the independent Tennis Channel to a tier in line with competing sports networks until a pending court challenge is concluded, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday.

Aug 23 2012

FCC approves Verizon Wireless' cable spectrum deal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said it had formally approved Verizon Wireless' proposal to purchase $3.9 billion of airwaves from big cable providers.

Aug 23 2012

FCC approves Verizon Wireless' cable spectrum deal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said it had formally approved Verizon Wireless' proposal to purchase $3.9 billion (2.4 billion pounds) of airwaves from big cable providers.

Aug 23 2012

FCC suspends flexible pricing on coveted broadband lines

WASHINGTON Regulators have temporarily suspended pricing flexibility rules for high-capacity broadband lines, raising hopes for companies that say Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc have overcharged them billions of dollars for access to the lines in recent years.

Aug 23 2012

FCC approves Verizon Wireless' cable spectrum deal

WASHINGTON The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said it had formally approved Verizon Wireless' proposal to purchase $3.9 billion of airwaves from big cable providers.

Aug 23 2012

FTC charges Ab Circle Pro marketers with false fitness claims

WASHINGTON Three minutes a day on the Ab Circle Pro will not melt away the pounds, and marketers of the exercise device will have to pay as much as $25 million in refunds for making the false claims, U.S. regulators said on Thursday.

Aug 22 2012

Advocates say McDonald's, Nickelodeon violate kids' privacy

WASHINGTON Consumer advocates accused companies including McDonald's Corp and Viacom Inc's Nickelodeon of unlawfully using children to market their websites through campaigns that encourage sharing video, games and other content.

Aug 16 2012

Verizon Wireless clears hurdles in cable spectrum deal

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. regulators cleared the way for Verizon Wireless to proceed with its $3.9 billion purchase of airwaves from big cable providers but placed constraints on the companies' marketing agreements.

Aug 15 2012

Regulators OK T-Mobile testing of shared use of airwaves

WASHINGTON U.S. communications regulators will allow T-Mobile USA to test the impact of commercial wireless broadband on a highly sought after swatch of airwaves currently used for government operations, the company said on Wednesday.

Aug 10 2012

Representative Markey floats bill to rein in cell phone surveillance

WASHINGTON Representative Edward Markey unveiled draft legislation on Thursday that would increase oversight of the growing number of requests wireless carriers receive from U.S. law enforcement agencies for their customers' phone records.

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